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KQED 9: Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Channels 9.1 •  54.2, 25.1 | XFINITY 9 and HD 709

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#15107] (original broadcast date: 5/26/09)
    * A conversation about Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor with Stuart Taylor, Linda Greenhouse and Walter Dellinger
    * A conversation with Judge Jon Newman
    * A conversation with Elizabeth Edwards, part 2
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#29052] * A Look At The Business Impact From Sonia Sotomayor's SCOTUS Nomination * GM Investors Brace For Big Losses * There's A New ARM Load of Trouble on the Housing Horizon * Reviving the Economy: Government Responds-100 Days of Economic Stimulus * Commentary-Trust &Economic Recovery duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    QUEST [#309H] Wastewater Woes/Eclipse Chasers QUEST investigates the causes of frequent sewage spills into San Francisco Bay. And journey with the eclipse chasers - adventurers who travel the world to document solar eclipses. duration 26:18   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#3510H] Lord of the Ants Every so often a giant emerges on the stage of science, someone who transcends the narrow boundaries of a particular line of research and alters our perspective of the world. E.O. Wilson is such a man. While studying ants, Wilson struggled to comprehend the evolutionary forces that have led workers to forage and soldiers to fight, and in doing so became the architect of a controversial new discipline - sociobiology. His appreciation of the natural world has helped Wilson become an icon of our times - the ant man who sought to explain nature on earth, and who now fights for its survival. duration 54:26   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Panda Nursery The inspiring story of the birth of twin panda cubs at Wolong Natural Reservation Park in Sichuan, China. The cubs are the product of years of focused and often frustrating work by scientists and conservationists. This documentary covers the first six months of life of twin giant panda cubs, and their incredible struggle for survival. duration 50:13   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Frontline/World [#803H] Pakistan Under Siege As a nervous world watches a new branch of the Taliban gain ground -and the United States steps up its pressure on the Pakistani government to confront the militants' mounting threat - PBS's premier international newsmagazine responds with this special edition of reports from the front lines of what has become, perhaps, the most volatile conflict in the world.
    First, a timely rebroadcast of Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's dangerous journey through a country under siege - from Pakistan's lawless tribal areas, where the Army is battling the Taliban; to the Swat Valley, where the Taliban are fighting to keep control; to the major cities, which the Taliban now have in their sights. Also, David Montero investigates the mysterious death of a journalist - and a personal friend - killed while reporting from ground zero of the Army's campaign against the Taliban in the Swat Valley. Finally, a new dispatch from Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on the coming battle for hearts and minds in Pakistan's largest city.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1020] Steal A Pencil for Me They say, "Love conquers all." Or at least that's what Jack Polak thought while struggling for survival in a Nazi concentration camp. Academy Award-nominee Michele Ohayon tells this daring tale of love and romance in which Jack, his wife and the woman of his dreams end up living in the same barracks. Fed up with an unhappy marriage, Jack begins to secretly write love letters to his dream woman and quickly discovers how love empowers his will to live. duration 56:46   STEREO
  • 6:00 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#127] Home Tweet Home Sid wonders why there aren't any birds living in the birdhouse he built with his Dad? Sid and his friends discover that lots of animals build and live in their own homes, like beehives, anthills, and bird nests! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#221] Led Astray/Wedding Bell Blues LED ASTRAY: Clifford's new friend Artie is up to no good...and he talks Clifford into joining him. He "borrows" Cleo's favorite toy and helps digs a big hole. Clifford soon realizes that being friends with Artie isn't worth getting in trouble. WEDDING BELL BLUES: The children's teacher, Miss Carrington, is getting married and leaving the school. The kids imagine what their new, "interesting" teacher Mrs. Grumbly will be like. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Dragon Tales [#324] Rise and Bloom/Dragon Scouts * Rise and Bloom - Max really wants to see the Bursting Blossoms bloom in Dragon Land - a spectacular, once-a-year event. This special event only happens at sunrise, and Max just can't seem to shake off his sleepiness and get himself going. Luckily, Max's friends have some strategies to help him feel more awake. When they finally arrive (fully awake) on Blossom Ridge, just in time for the sunrise, they are surprised to find that the Bursting Blossoms need some help waking up. Max springs to action using his recently learned techniques to help the flowers shake off their sleepiness, and everyone celebrates as the amazing blossoms burst with color and shower sparkly pollen all around them.
    * Dragon Scouts - Emmy is excited to go to Cassie's Dragon Scouts meeting. But when Cassie has to leave unexpectedly, Emmy's not sure how to make friends with the other Scouts, who are helping an old dragon woman take care of her garden and twinkle berry trees. Emmy tries being friendly and does her work close by. The Scouts talk to her, but they don't invite her to join them. Emmy tries a special berry-picking trick to attract attention, and the Scouts are impressed until the trick backfires, covering everyone with twinkleberries. Emmy is embarrassed, but is encouraged when one scout finds the incident funny. The next task is bringing water buckets to water thirsty flowers, but the buckets are so heavy that the Scouts can't carry them. Emmy suggests teamwork -one Scout holds the bucket and one Scout fills it until it's just the right weight. When Cassie returns, Emmy is happily working side by side with the Scouts, who invite her to visit them again soon.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#423] Old and New While at Grandma and Grandpa's house, Caillou looks for a special hiding place. Grandpa shows Caillou the special place his Daddy used to hide in when he was Caillou's age. Caillou is very excited about the neighborhood rummage sale until he's asked to figure out what he'd like to contribute. He's not so sure he wants to part with any of his toys. But in the end he's pretty happy with the new stuff he comes home with. When Caillou's brand new T-shirt is ruined by grape juice Grandma diverts disaster by recycling it and turning into a one-of-a-kind shirt that is tie-dyed with grape-juice star bursts. Caillou helps Mommy clean out the attic when they come across an old chest, and discover neat treasures inside. Caillou and Mom go to the library for story time. Caillou has scribbled on one of the books he borrowed, and is afraid to bring it back. Clementine's Mom who is in charge of story time cleans the book. Caillou takes home a new book and this time, he will be extra careful with it. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#118] Candy Counter/Curious George, Rescue Monkey * Candy Counter: Eating candy is easy, but counting and sorting it is much more difficult! George quickly learns this when he agrees to watch Cayley's candy counter for an afternoon. While trying to stack the chocolates into different shapes, they all fall over, and George can't remember which candy is what! With help from a few customers, and a little sampling, George discovers how to sort the candies by color and shape.
    * Curious George, Rescue Monkey: George is inspired to become a volunteer with the fire department when they help him get his foot unstuck from a chair. He spends the day with Andie, Stig and Stew of Rescue Squad 86 and has fun trying out all the special fire fighting tools. But when Compass gets trapped at the museum, a little monkey ends up being the best tool for the job.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#139] How Did My Dog Do That? When Sid's dog uses his foot to scratch his ear, Sid tries the same maneuver, but can't do it. Sid explores skeletons, and discovers that animals have different bones and joints than people, which allows them to do lots of cool stuff like swing from trees, fly in the air, or even scratch their ears with their feet! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#117Z] Little Red Riding Hood Boo! Wolfy won't stop tricking Littlest Pig, and he has had enough! The Super Readers travel "Over the River and Through the Woods" into the story of Little Red Riding Hood on an adventure to find Little Red, her Grandma and the Wolf himself! Will talking to the Wolf help Pig, or does this wolf have more tricks up his sleeve?
    Educational Objectives: To learn about advocating for yourself. Also to recognize the alphabet, play fun spelling games and use the power to read to change the story.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#134] Clifford Cleans His Room/Baby Makes Four * Clifford Cleans His Room - Clifford's good friends come over to help him clean out his doghouse, determined to get rid of all the old junk he no longer uses. But before long Clifford realizes that each item holds a special memory and can't be parted with. Mac thinks this is nonsense, until he is reminded of a memory in which he was included. He then understands, along with Clifford, that one dogs junk can be another dogs treasure.
    * Baby Makes Four - Jetta gets a new baby brother and at first is extremely proud to be a big sister. But when she realizes this means she will now have to share the spotlight with the baby, she goes all out to get back her position as the center of attention. She eventually learns, however, that being a good big sister is far more rewarding than being the star of the show.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4139] Abby Plays The Letter "P" Game When Elmo and Zoe have trouble coming up with a game they both want to play, Alan teaches them the letter "P" game. In order to play, they need to find things that start with the letter "P." After they successfully find a penguin, a potato, a pineapple and peanut butter on pumpernickel bread, Abby poofs in to join them. With a wave of her wand and a special rhyme, Abby turns a salt shaker into a pumpkin. Then, she poofs herself to Fairyland and brings back Peter Piper from the nursery rhyme and Prince Paul from the Cinderella fairytale. Peter and the Prince are perfect for the letter "P" game, but Peter needs his patch of pickled peppers to pick, and Prince Paul needs to find the foot that fits the glass slipper! They need to get back to Fairyland, but Abby hasn't learned how to send them back! She remembers that her mommy says a rhyme and waves her wand, so she decides to give it a try. With the help of her friends and the perfect rhyme, Peter and the Prince are successfully sent home. Educational Objective: Literacy. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Raggs [#125] Habits The dogs find a way to help Trilby break the habit of sucking her thumb. Also, B.Max invents a Habitmaster to help Raggs learn the difference between good and bad habits. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 11:30 am
    Barney & Friends [#1206] To Catch A Thief, A Mystery Adventure When several different balls suddenly disappear without a trace, it's detective BJ to the rescue! BJ is determined to find and capture the mysterious ball thief. When BJ accidentally accuses his best friend, Riff, he learns the importance of not jumping to conclusions. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#15107] (original broadcast date: 5/26/09)
    * A conversation about Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor with Stuart Taylor, Linda Greenhouse and Walter Dellinger
    * A conversation with Judge Jon Newman
    * A conversation with Elizabeth Edwards, part 2
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#915H] A Grand, Sweet Finale Grand Marnier Souffle - Making souffles can intimidate home cooks. Julia Collin Davison takes the fear out of this dessert and shows host Christopher Kimball the test kitchen's foolproof method for making a creamy, rich Grand Marnier souffle. Make-Ahead Chocolate Souffle - Bridget Lancaster shows Christopher Kimball how the test kitchen transformed this showstopper dessert into a practical, make-ahead recipe for the home cook. Equipment: Whisks - Equipment expert Adam Ried demonstrates for Christopher Kimball why the right whisk matters. Science: Science of Souffles - Odd Todd and the test kitchen Science Expert, Guy Crosby, examine the science behind beating egg whites. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy [#106Z] The Raw & The Cooked & The Tossed Travel to Sicily with Lidia and uncover the secret to a delicious salad Sicilian style. Lidia also will reveal a classic scallopine with Marsala. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Healing Quest [#501] Olivia Newton-John's Great Wall Walk; Secrets of Soy; Deepak Chopra on The Third Jesus. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News [#16147] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    NewsHour with Jim Lehrer [#9437H] GM'S FUTURE - After a closer look at the latest news around GM's finances, analysts examine what's at stake for the automaker and the government if the company files for bankruptcy. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    NUCLEAR NATIONS - A panel of experts examines what's known about the nuclear programs in three critical countries: Pakistan, North Korea and Iran. Margaret Warner has that story.
    BURRIS UPDATE - A reporter updates the story around allegations that Illinois Sen. Roland Burris was involved in a pay-to-play scheme with former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to obtain his post. Gwen Ifill is in charge.
    BLENDED FAITHS - Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the blending of Christianity and Islam in Lagos, Nigeria.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 pm
    Worldfocus [#1168] duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 4:29 pm
    Raggs [#136] Night Raggs hears noisy night noises and sees funny night shadows and his friends must help him get back to sleep. Plus, Razzles wants to make a wish on a shooting star! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:59 pm
    Dragon Tales [#139] To Do Or Not to Do/Much Ado About Nodlings * To Do or Not To Do - Cassie reluctantly goes along when her friends suggest moving their game of Dragon Ball into a grove of trees. She knows it's not a good idea because the ball might get lost. And it does in an odd colored-cave. The others dash inside, but Cassie is suspicious of the squishy floor and decides to wait outside. The entrance slams shut and her friends are sent sliding down a dark, slippery tunnel into the stomach of a giant Dragonocerous! They shout rescue ideas to Cassie and, although none sound good, she good-naturedly gives each a try. When they don't work, Cassie becomes determined to follow her own instincts and gain her friends' release by tickling the large animal.
    * Much Ado About Nodlings -Max ignores Cassie's warning to watch out for Nodlings in the grass and accidentally drives his toy bulldozer into a wagon the tiny gnomes are using to gather mushtrees. The Giant of Nod demands that Max fix their broken wagon. Although Max is a little reluctant to take responsibility, he and the gang try various ways to right the situation.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News [#18147] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:00 pm
    NewsHour with Jim Lehrer [#9437H] GM'S FUTURE - After a closer look at the latest news around GM's finances, analysts examine what's at stake for the automaker and the government if the company files for bankruptcy. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    NUCLEAR NATIONS - A panel of experts examines what's known about the nuclear programs in three critical countries: Pakistan, North Korea and Iran. Margaret Warner has that story.
    BURRIS UPDATE - A reporter updates the story around allegations that Illinois Sen. Roland Burris was involved in a pay-to-play scheme with former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to obtain his post. Gwen Ifill is in charge.
    BLENDED FAITHS - Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the blending of Christianity and Islam in Lagos, Nigeria.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#29053] * One on One with John Garvey, Head of U.S. Banking & Capital Markets at PricewaterhouseCoopers * Chrysler Bankruptcy Heads To Court * Bond Holders Reject GM's Debt for Equity Swap * Street Critique-David Garrity, Principal at GVA Research * Money File-Regulation & Recovery duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 pm
    Spark! [#502H] Amy X Neuburg, Shuji Ikeda , Stanlee Gatti Avant-garde songstress Amy X Neuburg creates a new song cycle with her Cello Chixtet. Ceramicist Shuji Ikeda fires his woven clay baskets in a kiln that must burn for seven days. Designer Stanlee Gatti creates a floral masterpiece at the Conservatory of Flowers. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Great Performances [#3409H] In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams In a journey reminiscent of the unexpected success of Hair, A Chorus Line and Rent, the story behind the success of In the Heights is so organic to New York City that no one expected it to happen. Beginning at a small, off-Broadway theater, a group of talented young artists led by composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda produced an original musical that some have called a modern day West Side Story -- a Latin and Hip-Hop --infused musical odyssey telling the story of a neighborhood and the first-generation Americans who call it home. And yet, many in the show's audiences have nothing to compare it to as it represents the first musical that they've journeyed below 125th Street to see. Opening on Broadway in spring 2008 and going on to win five Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- this program follows the cast and creative team as they embark on the greatest adventure of their young careers. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    American Masters [#2202] Hollywood Chinese From the first Chinese-American film produced in 1916, to Ang Lee's triumphant Brokeback Mountain nine decades later, this films brings together a group of actors, writers, directors - and iconic film images - to examine how Chinese people have contributed to and been portrayed in an industry that was often ignorant and dismissive about race. Moving far beyond the stereotypical and exotic images of Suzy Wong and Bruce Lee, such artists as Wayne Wang, Joan Chen, David Henry Hwang, Nancy Kwan and Amy Tan, among many others, share their experiences of being "the other." These storytellers and film clips from more than 90 films - some dating back to the 1890s - weave a rich tapestry and complex history. duration 1:26:17   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:30 pm
    Slanted Screen From silent film star Sessue Hayakawa to Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, this program explores the portrayals of Asian men in American cinema, chronicling the experiences of actors who have had to struggle against ethnic stereotyping and limiting roles. Through a parade of 50 film clips spanning a century, the film presents a critical examination of Hollywood's image-making machine. The program includes interviews with actors Mako, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, James Shigeta, Dustin Nguyen, Phillip Rhee, Will Yun Lee, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, comedian Bobby Lee, producer Terence Chang, casting director Heidi Levitt, writer Frank Chin and directors Gene Cajayon and Eric Byler and features a new song performed by the San Francisco rock-punk band Say Bok Gwai. duration 55:08   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#604] Your Cheatin' Heart * RedBlack - England
    London, 3am. A woman stands alone in the night until a cab driver sees her and offers her a lift. Their small talk turns to seduction as they navigate a dark city full of foreboding and dark possibilities. Shot over the course of a single night, RedBlack is a taut, sexy, dream-like journey with a shocking climax. Written and directed by Mal Woolford. Cast: Molly Ryman and Anthony Barclay.
    * Across the Hall - USA
    A quiet night takes a dangerous turn when Julian (Adrian Grenier from HBO's Entourage) receives a frantic phone call from his best friend, Peter. Peter has followed his unfaithful fiancee to a seedy motel on the other side of town. He has also checked into the room across the hall with a bottle of whiskey in one hand and a revolver in the other. What Peter doesn't know is that it is Julian across the hall with his girl friend. What tangled webs we weave... Written, directed and edited by Alex Merkin. Principal cast: Adrian Grenier (HBO's Entourage), James Oliver and Natalie Smyka.
    duration 28:35   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#15108] (original broadcast date: 5/27/09)
    * A conversation with author/historian Simon Schama
    * A conversation with author Elmore Leonard
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

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